Dr. Bernstein spent 12 years in sports medicine as a professional athletic trainer and manager of an outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation clinic. His experiences included extensive travel domestically and internationally with professional and collegiate sports programs as a medical director. After completing his doctoral studies, Dr. Bernstein moved into the fields of public health and health education pedagogy. His previous academic appointments include positions at the University of Texas - Tyler, Texas A&M University - Kingsville, and Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Bernstein now teaches full-time as an assistant professor for . Still Universities doctor of health education program.